Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard

2017-05-09 Thread Suan Hsi Yong
> On Tue, May 9, 2017 at 10:30 AM, Peter  wrote:
> I was wondering if anyone can tell me how the warblers have been over at 
> Hawthorn Orchard. I've read in the Basin Birding Book that it's a good spot 
> for them. Has anyone birded it yet this year?
> 
> And how would that location compare with Shindagin Hollow?

The Hawthorn Orchard is a migrant trap, so bird density is subject to migrant 
movement (which is subject to wind and weather patterns, etc.). On the good 
days it's downright magical, but otherwise it can sometimes be quiet. This is 
the time of year for it, and I'm sure people are birding it every day; the 
relative dearth of reports suggests to me that there hasn't been any "magical" 
days yet, though already there has been golden-winged and orange-crowned found; 
and a lackluster day there could still be considered good by other standards.

And it's also very muddy this year, I hear.

Shindagin and other surrounding forests are good for breeding birds. Being 
larger tracts of taller trees, the density of migrants tend to be lower, and 
they also tend to stay higher in the trees.

Suan


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[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods -- May 9, 2017

2017-05-09 Thread Laura Stenzler
I walked around Sapsucker woods this morning. Here is my ebird report.

Laura

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From: Laura Stenzler >
Date: May 9, 2017 at 11:01:04 AM EDT
To: Laura Stenzler >
Subject: eBird -- Sapsucker Woods -- May 9, 2017

Sapsucker Woods
May 9, 2017
9:13 AM
Traveling
1.00 miles
106 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.2 Build 114

13 Canada Goose
1 Mallard
1 Great Blue Heron
5 Mourning Dove
1 Belted Kingfisher
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
3 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 Eastern Phoebe
7 Blue Jay
1 Tree Swallow
9 Black-capped Chickadee
3 Tufted Titmouse
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2 Wood Thrush
12 American Robin
3 Gray Catbird
2 Ovenbird
1 Northern Waterthrush
1 Blue-winged Warbler
1 Black-and-white Warbler
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Yellow Warbler
1 Palm Warbler
2 Song Sparrow
2 Swamp Sparrow
3 Northern Cardinal
12 Red-winged Blackbird
8 Common Grackle
1 Brown-headed Cowbird
3 Baltimore Oriole
14 American Goldfinch

Number of Taxa: 34


Laura

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[cayugabirds-l] Provisioned by an eagle

2017-05-09 Thread tess
In Bangladesh trained otters herd fish into fishing nets, and in Japan 
cormorants involuntarily fish for their owners, so maybe having fresh 
fish caught and delivered by an eagle isn't as special as I think but it 
was cool.  Earlier today I was returning to our house after an hour of 
spectacularly fruitless birding and stopped dead when I saw a 13" long, 
1 lb 9 oz bass, lying in the middle of the driveway.  She was not moving 
at all but her eye was clear and she seemed extremely fresh.  When I 
turned her over I found a talon mark and also realized she had been 
laying eggs when she was nabbed or else desperately tried to release 
them in response, largely unsuccessfully.  At that moment I heard the 
beating of large wings and looked up to see an immature eagle taking off 
and heading across the lake, with purpose - it had been screened by a 
spruce tree but apparently had been watching from the top of a nearby 
tree, only about 30' away.


Looks like bass filets for dinner.  Anyone ever tried to cook bass roe, 
or any roe no longer contained in its sac?


Alicia

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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard

2017-05-09 Thread bob mcguire
Just returned from there. Lots going on. Multiple warbler species plus Wood 
Thrush. 

Bob McGuire
On May 9, 2017, at 10:30 AM, Peter  wrote:

> I was wondering if anyone can tell me how the warblers have been over at 
> Hawthorn Orchard. I've read in the Basin Birding Book that it's a good spot 
> for them. Has anyone birded it yet this year?
> 
> And how would that location compare with Shindagin Hollow?
> 
> Thanks much.
> 
> Pete Saracino
> 
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[cayugabirds-l] Hawthorn Orchard

2017-05-09 Thread Peter
I was wondering if anyone can tell me how the warblers have been over at 
Hawthorn Orchard. I've read in the Basin Birding Book that it's a good 
spot for them. Has anyone birded it yet this year?


And how would that location compare with Shindagin Hollow?

Thanks much.

Pete Saracino




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[cayugabirds-l] White-crowned sparrows stop by-just out of basin

2017-05-09 Thread AB Clark
Four white-crowned sparrows are dining at our feeders this morning.  It appears 
to be two males and two females, going purely on brightness and a bit of 
behavior (mild aggression between two brightest).

Also a female purple finch, song sparrows, chipping sparrow(s), downy and hairy 
woodpeckers, mourning doves (displacing white-crowns by waddling at them), 
bluejays and a pair of redwinged blackbirds. 
 The female redwing is apparently seriously considering nesting in the iris 
that are tall and abundant in our swimmingpool-converted-to-pond.  This morning 
the male apparent agrees on her choice and was displaying to her amidst the 
iris leaves. She looks young—little color to her face, quite stripy but dull. 
Protection from chipmunk predation will be the problem.

Anne
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Freeville, NY 13068
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[cayugabirds-l] turkeys

2017-05-09 Thread Erica Jessup
2 male turkeys displaying, 1 female visible in open field corner of Freese Rd 
and Hanshaw Rd just now.  Seen there before.


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